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Main Title The new net zero : leading-edge design and construction of homes and buildings for a renewable energy future /
Author Maclay, William,
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 870211211
ISBN 9781603584487; 160358448X
Subjects Sustainable buildings. ; Sustainable construction. ; Sustainable architecture. ; Architecture and climate. ; ARCHITECTURE--Sustainability & Green Design. ; HOUSE & HOME--Design & Construction. ; ARCHITECTURE--Buildings--Residential. ; ARCHITECTURE--Buildings--Public, Commercial & Industrial. ; HOUSE & HOME--Sustainable Living.
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EOAM  TH880.M32 2014 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/27/2016
Collation xv, 552 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Part I. What is net zero? : Energy and transition --Defining the new net zero -- The roots of new zero design -- Part II. New zero design : Integrated design fundamentals -- Integrated design process -- The principles for net zero building enclosures -- The essential elements of net zero buildings -- Part III. Core construction practices : Building enclosure fundamentals -- Net zero below-grade construction -- Net zero steel and concrete construction -- Wood-frame construction -- Net zero wood-frame construction -- Net zero steel and wood composite construction -- Net zero for existing buildings -- Part IV. Expanding the net zero horizon : The case for renovation -- The case for net zero homes -- Why the cost is right -- Part V. The net zero journey : The twelve steps to a net zero building -- Net zero communities and beyond -- Case studies : Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens -- George D. Aiken Center -- The Putney School field house -- Middlebury South Village professional office building -- Renewable NRG systems -- Dartt House and Maclay Architects' office -- Three high-performance homes -- Bennington Superior Courthouse and State Office Building -- The Putney School master plan. "The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral; In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously-among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding;Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more;The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail;The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered"--